Bengaluru: Mumbai, Bengaluru and many other cities levied Section 144 on Saturday as a precaution when the Supreme Court announced the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title case in Ayodhya.
Delhi Police also issued prohibitory orders across the capital.
The Mumbai police on Saturday imposed restrictions of movement in the city after it received information indicating a likelihood of breach of peace and tranquility.
The commissioner of police of Greater Mumbai imposed Section 144 on Saturday.
"Whereas based on the information received from various sources, it is apprehended that there is likelihood breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is grave danger to human lies and loss of properties" it said to justify imposition of restrictions in the city. Several other cities like Bengaluru has also imposed restrictions on movement of people to avoid any untoward incident in the aftermath of the verdict.
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Thousands of police and other security personnel have been deployed across several states in the country including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and other parts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also posted a series of tweets on Friday in which he appealed for everyone to maintain peace and harmony.
Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Saturday appealed for peace ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title case.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, S.A. Bobde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer form the five member constitutional bench that will pronounce the verdict.
"As the supreme Court gives its verdict on #Ayodhya case today, let us accept it with equanimity. Let us respect the Constitution and the Judiciary system of the nation.
Let us be committed to maintain peace and harmony in the society," Yediyurappa posted on Twitter from the official Twitter handle of the Karnataka chief minister.
Police in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka have deployed heavy security deployment. Schools and colleges have been shut across the city and several other establishments have closed down in anticipation of the verdict.
Law enforcement authorities in Bengaluru city and other parts of Karnataka have imposed restrictions on assembly of people,protests and other celebrations.
Over 8000 police personnel and tens of hundreds of other law enforcement officials will patrol the streets of Bengaluru on Saturday.
Bengaluru police officials said that section144 has been imposed across the city and there will be restrictions on processions, bursting of crackers, throwing of gulaal ,slogan shouting, protest or celebrations across Bengaluru.
The police also carried route marches on Friday across select and localities considered sensitive in the city.
Police in other parts of the state, especially in the communally sensitive coastal districts, have also imposed restrictions.